The Regional Municipality of Durham Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Mar 08, 2018Full time
The Region of Durham , dedicated to maintaining outstanding standards of service, relies on the expertise and commitment of our employees. You’d be surprised at the diverse career choices we have to offer! If you seek a career with growth and challenge, where quality and accountability work in tandem with integrity and a responsiveness to change, we welcome you to learn more about us. ARTICLING STUDENT – JOB ID 10094 The Corporate Services Department - Legal Services is seeking an Articling Student to commence a 10- month placement in July 2018. Functioning under the direction of the Director of Legal Services and seven other staff lawyers at the Region, the Articling Student will engage in a broad range of legal matters and policy issues. The Articling Student will participate in a unique joint placement with some area municipalities within the Region, spending a portion of the 10-month placement at those locations and under their direction. Approximately six months will be spent at Regional Headquarters in Whitby, and two months at two area municipalities each. Under the supervision of staff lawyers, the Articling Student will: Provide legal research and writing support for staff lawyers Appear before various courts and administrative tribunals, such as Small Claims Court, Landlord Tenant Board, Ontario Municipal Board, and Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Work in diverse areas of law such as municipal, litigation, land use planning, real estate, administrative, contract, environmental, health, privacy, construction, human rights, labour and employment, and prosecutions Assist in the preparation of pleadings, affidavits, facta, contracts, document books, policies, reports and correspondence Draft legal memoranda on a wide variety of issues Meet with clients in order to provide legal advice/opinions and to develop strategies to manage litigation files Work on real property transactions and expropriation matters The successful candidate must: Possess a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or equivalent Be engaged in the completion of, or have successfully completed the Bar Admission Examinations of the Law Society of Ontario Possess excellent advocacy, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) Demonstrate strong research and problem-solving skills Be willing to travel within the Region; a driver's licence and access to a car are assets, but not mandatory Professional Student Rate: $28.78 per hour To learn more about this opportunity, apply online at The Regional Municipality of Durham website to Job ID 10094 no later than March 25, 2018. We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted. An Equal Opportunity Employer Note: If you require accommodation at any time throughout the application process, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at Recruiting Help and a Consultant will provide appropriate assistance pursuant to the Region's Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to Recruiting Help.